Diane Jeanette Blondin, the mother of IAM Southern Territory General Vice President Mark Blondin and a 52-year IAM member, passed away on Feb. 26, 2018.
Diane Blondin initiated into IAM Local 751A in 1966 while working for Boeing’s fabrication division in Auburn, Wash. She led a crew of workers for many years who were responsible for the fabrication of Radome used on the AWACS military program.
Since her retirement in 1995, Diane Blondin lived with her husband of 61 years, Dwayne, in Port Townsend, Wash.
“Sister Blondin is a lifetime IAM member who had a passion for serving and leading IAM members,” said International President Bob Martinez. “We are so appreciative for what she has given this union and our members. On behalf of the Executive Council and over 600,000 IAM members, I would like to extend our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to the entire Blondin Family.”
Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 12:05 p.m. at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1335 Blaine St., Port Townsend, Wash. 98368. Internment will be held on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Riverton Crest Cemetery, 3400 S. 140th St., Tukwila, Wash. 98168.
Flowers and expressions of sympathy should be sent to St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church. If anyone wishes to make a donation in lieu of flowers, they may send the donation to the St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church – Knights of Columbus.